Vets Reattach Cat's Face After 'Cat'-astrophe

Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technology. And that's just exactly what vets did for Edgar, a 4-year-old long-haired feline who lost her face in an accident:

Me-ouch! Veterinarians on Tuesday performed an unusual surgery to reattach the face of a cat they believe was injured by a car's fan belt, probably because she tried to stay warm under the hood. [...]

Remarkably, Edgar suffered no major blood loss nor any permanent nerve damage from her accident. She just needed to have her facial skin stitched back on during an hour-long surgery, according to veterinary surgeon Michael Pavletic.

"And she should be fine after this," Pavletic said. Besides the skin hanging from Edgar's face, Edgar seemed normal, Kendrick said. "She was purring and sticking her head up so we could pet her," Kendrick said. "She even tried to chew at her skin. I'd never seen anything like it."

Link - Thanks Denita!


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Poor Edgar! And the gender-confused naming isn't that big a surprise; she looks to be a fluffy kitty, and maybe her gender wasn't immediately obvious.

Wishing Edgar a speedy recovery and lots of love (keep her inside, dammit!).
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